Research Centre Manager: Robotics and Future Production

Job Detail

  • Qualifications doctorate
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference Ref#311717
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Enquiries
    For more info, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at [email protected] Please do-not send your application to mailbox, it is only for inquiries
  • Where to submit application
    https://www.csir.co.za/vacancies
  • Notes
    PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.

Job Description

Qualifications, skills and experience: • A Doctoral degree in mechanical / electronic / computer engineering / industrial engineering or related fields with at least ten years’ R&D experience with recognition as a world leader in science and technology; • Proven track record of leadership and strategic direction across the field(s) thereby influencing the trends in RDI with strategic national impact; • Ability to galvanize national and global funding; • Leading role in or having led large multi-disciplinary product development and/or service offering solution teams or research programmes; • Solid track record of appropriate national and international RDI engagement among peers; • Solid basket of RDI outcomes (publications, technology outputs, etc.); • Ability to understand, integrate, and provide technical leadership across all domains; • Ability to provide thought leadership and high level conceptualisation; • Ability to work independently as well as in teams; • Ability in HCD implementation and capacity development; • Interpersonal communication skills; • Business Development and financial acumen; • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills; • Project and programme management experience including people, infrastructure, financial, planning and project / programme execution skills • Excellent, emotionally intelligent people management skills • Conflict management skills; • Decisiveness and action orientation; • An understanding of the research to market ‘innovation’ value chain. Key responsibilities: • Develop and implement a business plan for operation, sustainable growth, impact and robustness of area (including RDI strategy, goals, mission, HR, finances, technology transfer, Intellectual Property (IP) and commercialization); o Ensure relevance, resilience and performance of the Research Centre; o Ensure that research, technology and services remain aligned with the strategic mandate of the organization and strategy; • Lead the Research Centre’s business development and strategic stakeholder interactions (internally and externally); • Responsible for the financial sustainability of the Research Centre; • Develop world-class capabilities, cutting-edge infrastructure and skills development in line with global technology trends and industry needs; • Deliver world-class and globally competitive outputs, technology, products and services, as integrated solution(s) for industry or service challenge/opportunity/risks; • Manage an integrated and cross-cutting RDI portfolio that makes impact across clusters and divisions; • Ensure the Research Centre remains strategically relevant and aligned with the National System of Innovation agenda, as well as science and technology and industry trends; • Manage the Research Centre’s RDI groups; • Establish and service strategic alliances (institutional) according to RDI strategy; • Propose and/or contribute to the strategic investment plan and implement Parliamentary Grant, other grant-funded projects and programmes; • Establish and position the Research Centre brand (presence) as a world class national/international facility, with international exposure; • Establish and manage long term plans to develop, attract, nurture and sustain a national cohort of high-level scientific leadership and international talent and capability; • Identify, develop and nurture scarce skills for the domain; • Contribute to Divisional and Organisational Human Capital strategy; • Ensure staff development, performance management and strategic Human Capital Development to advance individual staff through their research careers, and ensure alignment with the Industrial Development Focus and National Science Strategy; • Provide strategic oversight and implement Human Capital Development (HCD) strategy for the purpose of developing highly skilled specialists in the relevant domain, this may include learnerships, pipeline development, bursaries, etc. • Establish HCD collaborations, networks an

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